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Comparison of Fluorescent Image Technique for Somatic Cell Counting and Traditional Microscopic Method

Submission: August 05, 2019;Published: August 12, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/APDV.2019.06.000642

ISSN : 2576-9162
Volume6 Issue4


Somatic cell count (SCC) in milk is an important characteristic associated with udder health. Somatic cells are mainly leucocytes that protect the animal glands, and a smaller percentage of epithelial cells [1,2]. There are variety methods for somatic cell counting in milk. The standard technique, used all over the world, is the light microscopic method [3]. The probability of errors is high due to subjectivity of the counting. The operator must be well trained and properly educated. Therefore, automatic cell counters, in particular fluorescent image cytometers, are preferable. They save time and allow many samples to be proc essed in a short time.

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